The Animal Man
And, then, some resources you might consider:
The Wikipedia page for the “human”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human.
An elephant paints a self-portrait: http://youtu.be/He7Ge7Sogrk.
Koko with her kitten: http://youtu.be/XqTUG8MPmGg
“Apes on Film” with a review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes: http://moralmenagerie.com/2011/08/14/apes-on-film/.
And our working definitions of the human from class last week:
[Photo by onkel_wart (busy)]
What is the human? Proposed definition forthcoming in three parts from the students in my Posthuman class. theposthuman.com— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) July 3, 2012
alive, carbon-based, self-aware, curious, dynamic, mortal, emotional, controlling, manipulative, egocentric, creative, abstract-thinkers— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) July 3, 2012
Evolved on earth over the last 3 million years. Humans can talk philosophy. Hedonism. Self-defined species. Creative. Read and write books.— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) July 3, 2012
Human: A living being supported by a system of inventions to sustain habitable environments and an intuitive retainer of evolving emotions.— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) July 3, 2012